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Neonatal–Perinatal Medicine Faculty

The Division of Neonatal–Perinatal Medicine consists of neonatologists and pediatricians who are committed to providing the highest level of clinical care to the infants they treat, to conducting cutting-edge research, and to the education of postdoctoral trainees. Our faculty’s research interests span a wide range of topics, including pulmonary vascular biology, neonatal resuscitation, and long-term follow-up care.

Learn about our faculty’s research.


Dr. Rashmin Savani

Rashmin Savani, M.B.Ch.B.

  • Professor, Division Chief
  • Associate Director, Center for Pulmonary and Vascular Biology
  • The William Buchanan Chair in Pediatrics
  • Interests: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia; hyaluronan and its receptors in inflammation; angiogenesis; organogenesis
Dr. Noorjahan Ali

Noorjahan Ali, M.D., M.S.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Resuscitation; pulmonary hypertension; ECMO; congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Dr. Dimitrios Angeles

Dimitrios Angeles, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Neonatal brain injury
Dr. Asya Asghar

Asya Asghar, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Neonatology; palliative care; medical education
Dr. Kikelomo Babata

Kikelomo Babata, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Long term outcomes of extremely preterm infants; perception of outcomes at the border of viability
Dr. Timothy Brannon

Timothy Brannon, M.D., M.S.

  • Associate Professor
  • Interests: Human-computer interaction; software usability
Dr. Luc Brion

Luc Brion, M.D.

  • Professor
  • Interests: Fellowship training; evidence-based medicine; renal disorders; Neonatal Research Network and other multi-center clinical trials
Dr. Lina Chalak

Lina Chalak, M.D., M.S.C.S.

  • Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
  • Interests: Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy; brain injury in the newborn; bedside neurologic monitoring
Dr. Christina Chan

Christina Chan, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Medical technology and informatics; point of care ultrasound; video recording of neonatal resuscitation
Dr. Vedanta Dariya

Vedanta Dariya, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Neonatal-perinatal medicine; quality improvement
Dr. Becky Ennis

Becky Ennis, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Interests: Bioethics; communication
Dr. Shamaila Gill

Shamaila Gill, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director, Fellowship Program
  • Interests: Long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes in patients with prolonged and complicated stays in the NICU; family-centered rounds
Dr. June Hu

June Hu, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
Dr. Jawahar Jagarapu

Jawahar Jagarapu, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
Dr. Mambarambath Jaleel

Mambarambath Jaleel, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Interests: Mechanical ventilation; neonatal nutrition; neonatal resuscitation; electronic medical records
Dr. Venkatakrishna Kakkilaya

Venkatakrishna Kakkilaya, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Interests: Noninvasive ventilation; informed decision making in the NICU; nasal CPAP; optimal delivery systems; weaning strategies in ELBW infants
Dr. Sunjun Kang

Sunjun Kang, M.D.

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Neonatal and newborn care; community advocacy; fellow education
Dr. Vishal Kapadia

Vishal Kapadia, M.D., M.S.C.S.

  • Associate Professor
  • Interests: Newborn resuscitation; perinatal asphyxia; bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD); pulse oximetry; noninvasive monitoring; oxidative stress and free radical injury; use of oxygen during initial stabilization phase and during hospital stay in neonates
Dr. Kelly Mazzarella

Kelly Mazzarella, D.O.

  • Assistant Professor
Dr. Imran Mir

Imran Mir, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interim Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship
  • Interests: Physiology of preterm labor; placental biology and neonatal morbidities; birth asphyxia and neonatal encephalopathy
Dr. Julie Mirpuri

Julie Mirpuri-Hathiramani, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Necrotizing enterocolitis; gut immunology
Dr. Manjula Mudduluru

Manjula Mudduluru, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
Dr. Sara Munoz-Blanco

Sara Munoz-Blanco, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Perinatal/neonatal palliative care; pediatric palliative care in the Latino population​; communication with families 
Dr. Sujir Nayak

Sujir P. Nayak, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Neonatal and perinatal medicine; quality improvement
Dr. Eric Ortigoza

Eric Ortigoza, M.D., M.S.C.R.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Feeding intolerance; necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC); neonatal feeding methods; gastroesophageal reflux disease
Dr. Shalini Ramachandran

Shalini Ramachandran, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director, Fellowship Program
  • Interests: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia; neonatal resuscitation
Dr. Philip Shaul

Philip W. Shaul, M.D.

  • Professor, Vice Chair for Pediatric Research
  • Director, Center for Pulmonary and Vascular Biology
  • Lowe Foundation Professorship in Pediatric Critical Care Research
  • Interests: Endothelial cell biology; nitric oxide; caveolae-lipid rafts; estrogen; HDL and CRP signaling
Dr. Julide Sisman

Julide Sisman, M.D., M.S.C.S.

  • Associate Professor
  • Interests: Neonatal neurology; hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy; amplitude-integrated EEG
Dr. Katherine Stumpf

Katherine Stumpf, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Immunization in the NICU; infant resuscitation; neonatal nutrition; urinary tract infection in preterm infants
Dr. Phyllis Wan-Huen

Phyllis Wan-Huen, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Refinement of quality improvement projects through multi-hospital regional collaborative efforts; nutrition and growth in low birth weight infants; glycemic control and long term metabolic effects on low birth weight infants
Dr. Heather Weydig

Heather Weydig, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Neonatal resuscitation; extremely low birth weight neonate care; golden hour management; quality improvement; resident and fellow education
Dr. Myra Wyckoff

Myra H. Wyckoff, M.D.

  • Professor
  • Interests: Newborn resuscitation; resident education; noninvasive monitoring
Dr. Sushmita Yallapragada

Sushmita Yallapragada, M.D., M.Sc.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Developing a specialized clinical research program to study preterm infants who have chronic lung disease; pulmonary hypertension and chronic respiratory failure

Developmental Care & Follow Up

Dr. Roy Heyne

Roy Heyne, M.D.

  • Professor
  • Interests: Developmental follow-up of complex high-risk and very low birth weight infants; community advocacy

Newborn Pediatrics

Dr. Chelsea Anderson

Chelsea Anderson, M.D., M.H.S.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Newborn medicine; quality improvement; global health; medical education
Dr. Neeta Goli

Neeta Goli, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Health literacy; quality improvement
Dr. Jessica Morse

Jessica Morse, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
Dr. Stephanie Nguyen

Stephanie Nguyen, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
Dr. Abigail Patterson

Abigail Patterson, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Newborn medicine; global health
Dr. Joseph Schneider

Joseph Schneider, M.D., M.B.A.

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Neonatal and newborn care; clinical bioinformatics; electronic medical records
Dr. Jack Seidel

Jack Seidel, M.D.

  • Professor
  • Interests: Neonatal and newborn care
Dr. Muraleedharan Sivarajan

Muraleedharan Sivarajan, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interests: Neonatal and newborn care; resident education
Dr. Elizabeth Stehel

Elizabeth K. Stehel, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Interests: Breastfeeding; resident and medical student education; neonatal infection

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Charles Rosenfeld

Charles R. Rosenfeld, M.D.

  • Professor Emeritus